Andover Newton faculty, staff, and students are available and eager to preach at local churches. We are also happy to record sermons and/or join your congregation via Zoom. Dean Sarah B. Drummond and Associate Dean Ned Allyn Parker are not only available to preach, but also to meet with church members discerning a call to ministry, or for information sessions about Andover Newton. Please email the Institutional Advancement office
to schedule a visit from one of our community members.
Am I giving to Andover Newton or to Yale?
The answer to this question is, “Yes.” Giving to Andover Newton supports Andover Newton Seminary’s budget, programs, and mission. Andover Newton is also an embedded institution within Yale Divinity School, which is also an embedded institution within Yale University. Andover Newton decides how to use donated funds, while Yale invests and stewards these funds, which has proven to be a very successful arrangement resulting from this partnership.
How do I get a record of my gift for tax purposes?
Tax receipts come from Yale by email, if your gift is made online, and by snail mail if you send a check. If you have lost or misplaced your receipt for the current year, please contact Ned Allyn Parker
, who will make sure you receive an additional copy.
What does a gift to the annual fund support?
Andover Newton does not receive tuition revenue for the diploma program, which means that students do not pay additional fees to be a part of the Andover Newton Seminary program. It also means that we rely, in part, on the faithful and generous contributions made to the Annual Fund to support operations, provide scholarship support, and deliver our programs. Gifts directed to the Annual Fund are put to immediate use in a variety of ways, providing timely assistance to address Andover Newton’s greatest needs across campus. Among the most critical needs are student financial aid, faculty salaries and support, and curriculum and program development.
How can I create a scholarship?
Scholarships not only help students long into the future, but they are also a way of offering tribute to the legacy of a loved one connected to Andover Newton, whether they be a graduate or a friend of the school. Andover Newton, along with Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School, has made scholarships a top priority for fundraising. We want students to enter ministry unencumbered by graduate school debt and to be able to make their career decisions based on sacred call. Andover Newton Seminary invites our individual and community partners to join us in addressing this priority, recognizing the impact it will make on clergy and the congregations in which they serve. Seminary debt is a crisis we must overcome, and we can only do it with our faithful companions who have journeyed with us through so much.
Can I give gifts of stock?
There are a number of ways to make a donation to Andover Newton. Gifts of stock are one of these. To learn more, visit our Ways to Give page
A member of my church is feeling a call to ministry. How do they find more information about Andover Newton’s program and apply?
The first step for a prospective student who wishes to study at Andover Newton Seminary is to contact the Yale Divinity School Admissions Office
. The Admissions Office will refer questions to the Andover Newton Dean, faculty, and staff as needed as the admissions process unfolds. When applying to YDS, those interested in Andover Newton are asked to note their intentions on their applications.
Have Andover Newton’s historic denominational partners been supportive of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School?
Yes, denominational leaders have been very supportive and encouraging of Andover Newton’s journey from free-standing to embedded status. Andover Newton remains a seminary of the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches (USA). We also will maintain close ties with the Unitarian Universalist Association. Will you be at an upcoming ABC Mission Summit, UCC General Synod, or UU General Assembly? Come find us in the Andover Newton booth!